Who Owns Your Employee’s Social Media Account Content?


Does your organization encourage your employees to open LinkedIn, Twitter or other social media accounts? Do employees add contacts and post updates to social media accounts on company time using company resources? Does your organization monitor employee social media account activity? What happens to an employee's social media account after he or she is no longer employed by your organization? The answers to these questions may determine whether social media account information is owned or controlled by an organization versus the individual employee named on the account.

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